Oakland coffee company Blue Bottle is expanding its international footprint.
The burgeoning coffee giant announced plans to open a new location in the Seongsu neighborhood of Seoul in 2019. It will be the first international foray for Blue Bottle since opening a cafe in Tokyo in 2015.
Korea has been an enticing market for Bay Area businesses, especially bakeries and cafes, over the last few years. Since 2015, San Francisco hits like Tartine Bakery, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse and B. Patisserie have all established roots in the country.